The Republic (Bloom Translation) / Edition 2

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Overview


Long regarded as the most accurate rendering of Plato’s Republic that has yet been published, this widely acclaimed work is the first strictly literal translation of a timeless classic. This second edition includes a new introduction by Professor Bloom, whose careful translation and interpretation of The Republic was first published in 1968. In addition to the corrected text itself there is also a rich and valuable essay—as well as indexes—which will better enable the reader to approach the heart of Plato’s intention.

The most important of the Socratic dialogues, the Republic is concerned with the construction of an ideal commonwealth and thus is the earliest of utopias.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465069347
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/1991
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 487
  • Sales rank: 34,197
  • Lexile: 1160L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Allan Bloom is professor of social thought at the University of Chicago. The author of many books, including The Closing of the American Mind, he is also the translator of Rousseau’s Emile (Basic Books, 1979).
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2002

    Decent Translation

    While the Republic is a great book to read, this translation tends to get confusing at times. I would not reccomend it for first year students or casual readers. Other translations, such as the Bloom translation, are written in a more intelligible style.

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  • Posted October 1, 2009

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    An excellent take on human society that's still relevant today

    While the language is 'heavy', and the interpretative essay does not hold you hand in exploring my significant ideas in rapid succession, it is a great work to explore and to understand.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2000

    The best translation out there!

    simply the best translation out there....I couldn't have gotten through my political science classes without it!

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